St Combs

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Beach south of St Combs

St Combs is a small fishing village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland immediately southwest of Inverallochy near Fraserburgh[1] which has existed since at least the 17th century. It takes its name from a church to St Colm or Columba that used to exist in the area.


There is considerable evidence of local habitation by early man in and around St Combs. Somewhat to the southwest lies the Catto Long Barrow and a number of tumuli.[2]

St Combs railway station opened in 1903 and closed in 1965. It was the terminus of a short branch line from Fraserburgh.

St Combs also hosts an annual football tournament which is renowned in the amateur football world as being a breeding ground for fresh new talent. The highlight of this event so far has to be the personal appearance of Michael Van Wijk aka Gladiators Wolf as a guest trophy presenter.

Notable people[edit]

James Duthie 1942-2009. James Duthie was a fisherman who began to write plays at the age of 40. His plays were received with great acclaim and notably two of his plays were shown on BBC TV, namely Donal and Sally, and The Drystane Dyker.

Charles B Ritchie. Founder and chairman of Score Group

Line notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gazeteer, 2008
  2. ^ C. M, Hogan, 2008


Coordinates: 57°39′26″N 1°54′39″W / 57.6571°N 1.9107°W / 57.6571; -1.9107